Home of the World's Tallest Peak
The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal, where the prime
attraction is the 8,848 m peak of Mt. Everest in the Sagarmatha National
Park, also home to two other ‘eight thousanders’ – Lhotse and Cho Oyu –
besides other whoppers above 6,000 m.
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km
park lies above 3,000 m. The park is made up of rugged terrain with deep
gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The vegetation changing from pine,
hemlock, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron to alpine plants and then
onto bare rock and snow. It’s home to the ghoral, tahr, serow and musk
deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed chough
and the yellow-billed chough. Mind blowing.
Trek to the Base Camp of Mt Everest
The trek to Everest Base Camp is without doubt one of the most famous
in the world and takes you into the heart of the Himalayan Range, with
awe-inspiring views, through lush valleys and Sherpa villages with their
Buddhist monasteries and yaks.
From Kathmandu you will fly to Lukla where you will begin your trek,
supported by Sherpa’s who are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and
experts in their local terrain.
Your trek takes about 14 days and will include a day in Namche
Bazaar, a bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, Pheriche,
where you’ll visit a cluster of houses set among the high summer
grazing pastures of the region, Kala Pattar, the highlight for most,
from where you can view the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu
Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself.
But most days will be spent trekking from one remote village to
another staying in traditional teahouses, surrounded with breath taking
scenery of the snow-capped peaks. Unforgettable.
Tea houses and campsites.
3 meals a day provided.